Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Word on Gratuity

Should you tip your Massage Therapist? Absolutely. Gratuity for a service well done is always appreciated. Cash tips are preferred over credit card tips and 20% is sufficient. Massage therapists in a spa setting are paid by an hourly rate or by percentage of service. This usually runs anywhere between 20% and 50%. Their income fluctuates according to how busy they are. Appointments are generally given out by seniority, but that is not written in stone. Personal requests are the exception and are encouraged by management who prefer to see their therapists maintain a repeat clientele. Most massage therapists also run a private practice as well where they do not share the fee.